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National Project Awards to showcase burgeoning Project Management sector

17 August, 2022

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards 2022, in association with PwC, were launched today (11th August 2022). Held on 24th November 2022 in the offices of PwC in North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, they recognise excellence in an industry of over 50,000 professionals employed across Ireland, from public sector, construction and pharmaceuticals to information technology, financial services and manufacturing.

These awards will recognise Ireland’s forward-thinking project managers and teams. The deadline for all submissions is 26th September and submissions can be made online here.

Pictured launching the 2022 Project Management Awards are left to right: Grace Brennan, Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) National Awards Director; Féilim Harvey, Partner leading PwC's Project Portfolio Management practice in Ireland and Niall Fitzmaurice, Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) Director of Marketing.

Pictured (l-r): Grace Brennan, Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) National Awards Director; Féilim Harvey, Partner leading PwC's Project Portfolio Management practice in Ireland and Niall Fitzmaurice, Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) Director of Marketing.

There are five categories open for nominations in the prestigious National Project Awards; Project Professional of the Year, Project Management for Social Good, Private Sector Project of the Year, Public Sector Project of the Year, and PMO of the Year. Additionally, there will be a special category ‘Greatest National Impact Project’ which will honour the project that has delivered the highest impact across Ireland in the last 3 years. This special category will be decided by a public vote ad will be open for nominations across the six PMI Global Megatrends, as set out below: 

  1. Digital Disruption – e.g. impactful use of AI, automation, digital transformation

  2. Climate Crisis – e.g. delivering against sustainability goals

  3. Demographic Shifts – e.g. offsetting talent gap, talent retention, preserving organisational knowledge

  4. Economic Shifts – e.g. solutions for inflationary pressures, supply chain innovation, cost management

  5. Labor Shortages – e.g. flexible work programme, HR innovation

  6. Civil, Civic and Equality Movements e.g. diversity & inclusion initiatives

With ambitious Government initiatives such as Project Ireland 2040 and hundreds of millions of Euros investment needed to create an Ireland fit for a sustainable future, the role of project managers is becoming ever more important.

PMI research projects a need for more than 15,000 new project managers in Ireland by 2030 to not only execute business-as-usual strategic change but also to deliver against the key global megatrends outlined above.

Speaking at the launch Jackie Fagan, Ireland Chapter of PMI President said: “I am excited to launch our National Awards event for this year which hopefully will be a face-to-face event. We as project management professionals pride ourselves on successful delivery and as our world has become projectized this means now more than ever the spotlight is on our profession to deliver exceptional results to maximize outcomes for our sponsors and the economy. However, we don’t often get the chance to ‘bask in the glory of successful delivery’, once a project is finished, we are on to the next one. Our National Project Awards offers us such an opportunity and lets us recognise and celebrate our peers who are the country’s very best project professionals with last year’s winners being:

  • Special COVID-19 Response Award (sponsored by PwC): 2KM From Home

  • Project Management for Social Good (in association with Breast Cancer Ireland): RSCI (Royal College of Surgeons) – Pan African Paediatric Surgery E-Learning Platform

  • Public Sector Project of the Year (sponsored by Institute of Public Administration): Tallaght University Hospital – Reeves Day Surgery Centre Project

  • Private Sector Project of the Year (sponsored by Progressive Financial Services): Bank of Ireland – Retail Ireland – End-to-end Customer Transformation Programme

  • PMO of the Year (sponsored by Aspira): Revenue PMO

  • Project Professional of the Year (sponsored by Ireland Chapter of PMI): Jonny Mooney - Expleo

By submitting a nomination, you are helping to showcase the profession and what can be achieved when effective and efficient project management is implemented across the business sectors.”

Entries in these categories will be reviewed by an independent judging panel, with Matheson, one of Ireland’s leading law firms, the independent verifier. 

Feilim Harvey, Partner in PwC, heading up their Portfolio and Programme Management Practice in Ireland, commented: "As businesses navigate the aftermath of the pandemic and now more economic uncertainties, project managers continue to play a key role in Irish business. Over the past year, we have seen some truly exceptional projects making a difference in their organisations, in the industry and in the wider community. In this context, it is essential that we continue to recognise excellence in project management throughout our country. PwC is delighted to be back as headline sponsor for this year’s National Project Awards.”  

For full details on the National Project Awards, click here.

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About Ireland Chapter of PMI

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) is the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland with circa 1,570 members. There are currently over 50,000 professionals employed in project management across Ireland, from public sector, construction and pharmaceuticals to professional services, financial services and manufacturing.


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